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Weeds Week 2016 to focus on herbicide resistance

By Staff | Jul 11, 2016

SUTHERLAND – Farmers and retailers cay attend the second annual Weeds Week program on July 21 at the Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland.

This one-day, educational program, hosted by Iowa State University Extension, will focus on herbicide resistance and weed management.

“Our goal is to help farmers develop effective weed management plans,” said Virgil Schmitt, field agronomist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “Sessions have been developed to provide tools that help farmers and agribusinesses work together to develop long-term weed management plans that identify sites of action, promote timely application of herbicides and avoid the expenses of dealing with herbicide resistance.”

Paul Kassel and Joel DeJong, both ISU Extension field agronomists will host the event in Sutherland. Each session will include presentations, hands-on weed management planning, small group discussion and plot tours presented by Extension agronomists.

Attendees will learn how to select herbicides from the herbicide effectiveness table, identify which herbicides to apply and develop their four-year weed management plans for their operation or for customers.

The Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 6320 500th St. in Sutherland.

Check-in will begin at 9:30 a.m. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m., with lunch served at noon.

The pre-registration deadline for the Sutherland location is July 18 at midnight.

Attendees are asked to pre-register to assist with facility and meal planning.

The $25 registration fee includes lunch, refreshments, and course materials and publications.

To register online, visit www.aep.iastate.edu/weeds.

For more information, contact Kassel at (712) 262-2264, or DeJong at (712) 546-7835.

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